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Shorts Sells 19.99% Equity Stake to Lagunitas(July 27) - Short’s Brewing Company of Bellaire and Elk Rapids, MI announces plans to partner with The Lagunitas Brewing Company based in Petaluma, CA, America’s ninth largest brewery. The partnership stems from Short’s desire to successfully navigate the ever-evolving craft market while maintaining its creatively fearless identity. Complete Story
  

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Democrats Court Beer Geeks by Going After ‘Big Beer’ Monopolies
(July 27) - About six and a half years have passed since the Democrats last held control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, so it's no surprise the party is now looking to exercise control any way they can. This week, party leaders unveiled their latest rebrand, called “A Better Deal,” and somewhat unexpectedly, it includes a direct pitch to none other than craft beer drinkers. Complete Story
 
Brooklyn Brewery, 21A & Funkwerks Join Forces
(July 27) - Thanks to a shared love of great beer, storytelling, and fun, we are proud to unite with our friends at 21st Amendment Brewery in San Leandro, California, and Funkwerks Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, to announce an innovative new shared platform for sales and distribution nationwide. Complete Story
 
Tom Benson to build Dixie Beer brewery in New Orleans
(July 27) - Saints-Pelicans owner Tom Benson is bringing Dixie Beer back to New Orleans with plans to build a local brewery after buying the 110-year-old iconic brand. Tom and his wife Gayle Benson said Wednesday that they purchased a majority of Dixie Brewing Co. LLC for an undisclosed price. Complete Story
 
‘Supernatural’ Star Jensen Ackles Is Opening a Texas Brewery
(July 26) - Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and his family are opening a brewery, Family Business Brewing Co., in Dripping Springs. The brewery and taproom will focus on various beer types, including ales, lagers, session IPAs, and barrel-aged stouts. It’s aiming to open before the end of the summer. Complete Story
 
Fat Head’s Breaks Ground on Expanded $12 Million Brewery
(July 26) - Ohio-based Fat Head’s Brewery finally broke ground today on a $12 million destination brewery that will double the company’s production capabilities, enabling it to produce as much as 60,000 barrels of beer annually. Complete Story
 
MKE Brewing breaks ground on new brewery at Pabst
(July 26) - Last summer, we took you inside the former Pabst distribution facility right after it emerged that Milwaukee Brewing Co. was purchasing the building at 1150 N. 9th St. as its new home. On Tuesday, Milwaukee Brewing hosted an official groundbreaking for the project, which will include a 50,000-square-foot brewery, an indoor tasting room, an outdoor patio and a rooftop bar and event space that will offer dramatic views of Downtown, including the adjacent new Arena District. Complete Story
 
Kelsey Grammer Is Opening a Brewery Named After His Daughter
(July 26) - Named Faith American after Grammer’s youngest daughter, the brewery is housed in upstate New York on property he bought decades ago in hopes of revitalizing the town that holds special meaning for him. The location is a barn on a dairy farm he used to visit for Thanksgiving as a kid. Complete Story
 
Expand knowledge of craft beer with this short list of books
(July 26) - Summer is flying by with warm weather and lazy days dwindling. However, there is still time to enjoy a day poolside while enjoying a great beer. Another pleasure to pursue while enjoying a great beer is reading about our beloved liquid refreshment. Complete Story
 
‘Certified Independent Craft’ Logo Already on Half of All Craft Beers
(July 25) - This week, the BA announced that its new craft brewer seal “has momentum” – to the tune of “more than 1,250 brewing companies,” approximately a quarter of all American craft brewers, having signed the agreement to use the artwork on their packaging. More impressively, that 25 percent account for about half of all craft beer sold in the US, a sign that many of the largest craft brewers are already on board. Complete Story
 
Urban South Brewery debuts Quatrefoil sour IPA
(July 25) - Louisiana native Jacob Landry founded the brewery, which opened in March 2016 in a large warehouse at the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Market streets in the Lower Garden District. Its flagship beers include Holy Roller IPA and Coop'd Up, a tart farmhouse ale. One of its year-round offerings, 2nd Set Pilsner, a Bohemian-style lager brewed with German malts and hops, recently won a gold medal in the Bohemian Pilsener category at the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Complete Story
 
Wisconsin Craft beer boom continues amid increasing competition
(July 24) - If you lost track of which new brewery, brewpub or taproom was opening when and where in the Milwaukee area over the past few years, you’re not alone. For a long time, southeastern Wisconsin’s craft brewing scene was dominated by the likes of Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Brewing, Sprecher Brewing and other state brewers like New Glarus Brewing. Complete Story

You Think It's Crowded Now? — Societe Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
(July 24) - Way back before it seemed like everyone was brewing an IPA (or three), back before hazy juice bombs started taking over the east coast, before Mitch Steele left the city to set up a new, hoppy empire in Atlanta, there was San Diego. Complete Story
 
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on Tour Delights Seattle In 2017
(July 24) - To take the Beer Camp idea one step further for 2017, Sierra Nevada Brewing expanded upon its two previous mixed 12 packs and went globally in its third incarnation. Released in late May this new Beer Camp Across the World contained 12 different beers with collaboration beers from six United States based breweries and six international breweries. Complete Story

Strange brew: Odell makes tomatillo sour beer
(July 24) -Odell Brewing taproom employee Mike Adams was in the midst of a 10-day juice cleanse diet. Already tired of drinking standard fruits and vegetables, a display case of tomatillos caught his eye and curiosity at a local grocery store. Complete Story
 
Craft Brew Alliance to Open Long-Awaited Redhook Brewpub in Seattle Next Month
(July 21) - Located in the Pike Motorworks Building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the 10,000 sq. ft. Redhook “Brewlab” will feature a 10-barrel brewing system, 16 rotating draft beers and seating for 260 people, according to Derek Hahm, CBA’s vice president of sales and brewpubs. Complete Story
 
Tennessee Brew Works Introduces The First Tennessee State Parks Beer
(July 21) - Tennessee Brew Works has partnered with the Tennessee State Parks by creating a new Tennessee State Parks Beer, “State Park Blonde Ale,” with a portion of sales benefiting  Tennessee State Parks. Complete Story
 
DuClaw Brewing seeks investor or buyer
(July 21) - DuClaw Brewing Co., the Rosedale-based craft-beer company known for its Sweet Baby Jesus brew, is seeking an investor or buyer. The company has hired Equity Partners, an Easton investment firm, to assist in the search, according to a news release. Complete Story
 
Independent Craft Brewer Seal Has Momentum
(July 20) - Since its release on July 27, the Brewers Association’s new independent craft brewer seal is garnering a great deal of attention. As your association, we are very excited to confirm that many in the beer community have taken immediate steps to sign the license agreement and obtain the art. Importantly, more than 1,250 brewing companies have signed the agreement. Complete Story

Bipartisan beer caucus hops into debate over tax reform
(July 20) - A surprising cause might play a role in bipartisan tax reform later this year: beer. Members of both parties are expressing support for craft brewing, with a caucus even forming in the House to champion it. The House Small Brewers Caucus has 225 members, more than half of the chamber, making it the largest bipartisan caucus on Capitol Hill. Complete Story
 
Sam Adams bringing mentor program to Chicago, releases beers from participating brewers
(July 20) - A few months before Chris Spinelli was ready to open the doors to Roc Brewing Co. in April 2011, the former financial advisor faced a conundrum: He didn’t have the $10,000 he needed to buy a keg washer, a device that -- you guessed it -- cleans and sanitizes kegs. Complete Story
 
Craft Breweries Across the US Unveil Their Beer Recipes in New Guide Launched by the American Homebrewers Association
(July 20) - Love beer? And your nearby brewery? Celebrating local, independent breweries, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—today unveiled its inaugural 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide. The AHA compiled the list, which features recipes scaled down to 5 to 10 gallon batches, after reaching out to breweries nationwide. Complete Story
 
Big beer is evil: Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch explains
(July 19) - Greg Koch is loud and he recognizes not only the power of his voice but the platform he has to use it on. If there were a Mount Rushmore of craft beer, the co-founder and executive chairman of California brewing behemoth Stone Brewing would be on it. Complete Story
 
Coronado Brewing to purchase Monkey Paw Brewing
(July 19) - The craft-brewing industry is in a state of flux, forcing companies within it to reexamine their business models and, in the case of larger operations, alter them in order to thrive or, in some cases survive. Complete Story
 
Sam Adams bringing mentor program to Chicago, releases beers from participating brewers
(July 19) - A few months before Chris Spinelli was ready to open the doors to Roc Brewing Co. in April 2011, the former financial advisor faced a conundrum: He didn’t have the $10,000 he needed to buy a keg washer, a device that -- you guessed it -- cleans and sanitizes kegs. Complete Story
 
Shmaltz Brewing Announces Collector’s Edition Star Trek Beer Release
(July 19) - Shmaltz Brewing Company goes to Comic-Con International with a unique Collector’s Edition release commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. 2017 marks 30 years since Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in September 1987, and Shmaltz Brewing kicks off the anniversary festivities during Comic-Con (July 20 – 23). Complete Story
 
  

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Once A Craft Beer Darling, New Belgium Brewing Is Struggling To Go From Niche To National
(July 18) - In January 2013, Kim Jordan, the cofounder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing, called an all-hands meeting and stunned employees by announcing that the company had been sold. Once the gasps subsided, she told staffers that the envelopes on their chairs contained the identity of the buyer. Inside they found a mirror, Jordan's way of informing them that they were the new owners of New Belgium through an employee stock-ownership plan. Complete Story
 
A Brewery Made a Pink-Bottled 'Beer for Her' and People Aren't Happy
(July 17) - Ginger Johnson, the founder of the website Women Enjoying Beer, has literally written the book on marketing beer to women, because she says that beer companies have no clue how to do it without being disrespectful at best, clueless at worst. Complete Story 
   
   

 





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